“The Sopranos” has edged out “Seinfeld” as the best-written show in the history of television, according to The Writers Guild of America (WGA), with the groundbreaking HBO series getting the top nod. “No show has been more responsible for TV’s storytelling renaissance,” the WGA said.
As determined by its members, the Writers Guild compiled its picks for the 101 best-written series of all time in a list released Sunday that includes many of TV’s beloved series, both classic and modern, with a balanced blend of comedy and drama.
“At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers who joined their staffs or worked on individual episodes,” said WGAW President Chris Keyser and WGAE President Michael Winship in a statement. “This list is not only a tribute to great TV, it is a dedication to all writers who devote their hearts and minds to advancing their craft.”
Here are the shows that landed in the Top 10 (the full list is included below):
1. “The Sopranos”
3. “The Twilight Zone”
4. “All in the Family”
6. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
7. “Mad Men”
9. “The Wire”
10. “The West Wing”
For the rest of the WGA’s Top 101 List, click here.